The submersion worked for Mickey until he began to look his 40th birthday in the face. More formidable an antagonist than his ghostly younger self is Mickey's boss, ED BARKBEAN, the un-athletic owner and captain (due to his ownership of the factory) of the team whose quest for a championship borders on the pathological. The boss fires Mickey's buddy who's a good worker but a lousy second baseman, and replaces him with a ringer - Ed's daughter's super athletic surfer boyfriend. Mickey is recruited by Ed to help legitimize the firing to the union, which forces him to confront his own morality and the price he's willing to pay for the league championship and a small share of the factory.
While primarily a comedy, SLO PITCH is also a serious story of a working class man's regrets juxtaposed against his disoriented ghost self and the fun and camaraderie of slo-pitch softball.
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About the Author
Since his retirement from the university he has been writing humorous fiction, mostly focused on how underdogs survive in a tough world... and sometimes even prevail.